INDIAN HOSTILITIES IN UTAH.
The Deseret News of the 30th of July makes mention of serious difficulties with the Indians. We copy from the News the following:
"On the 17th instant hostilities commenced by a me-nace on Springville, in Utah county; but the inhabitants receiving timely notice, and being numerous and watch-ful, no damage was done. On the 18th Walker and his two brothers, Arrapin and Ammon, with many of the tribe, were encamped on the Peteetneet, just above Pay-son, in Utah county, and as Arrapin was riding from the town to his camp he passed by Alexander Keele, who was on guard, and, though another Indian was near by, (as near as the spectators could judge it was Arrapin,) shot Keele dead on the spot, and this, too, after having par-taken of a hospitable meal in the fort with all apparent friendliness. The Indians then moved up Peteetneet Kanyon, the rear firing heavily as they passed upon some half dozen families in the Kanyon, but injuring nothing but their clothing, and leaving quite a quantity of balls in the buildings. On the 19th Col. Peter W. Conover start-ed from Provo city with one hundred and fifty men, to as-sist the weak settlements on the route, reconnoitre, and rendezvous, and await further orders at Manti, in San Pete valley, which place he reached on the evening of the 20th. Still the Indians were not idle on the night of the 19th, nor dismayed by the force sent out, but undertook to surprise the post at Pleasant creek, in San Pete county, and were fired upon by the guard, and it was supposed that one Indian was killed, the whites sustaining no in-jury; and on the same night they stole several head of cattle from Manti, several miles south in the same coun-ty ; stole several horses from Nephi city, in Juab county, and wounded William Jolly in the arm while on guard at Springville; thus demonstrating that they were in some force, very hostile, and acting in good concert. On the night of the 20th an attempt was made to steal horses from the Allread settlement, which is between Pleasant creek and Manti, and the guard was fired upon at Nephi city. On the 24th Clark Roberts was shot in the shoul-der and John Berry in the wrist by Indians secreted in the vacated houses at Summit creek. Roberts and Berry were bringing an express, and within twenty minutes af-ter they reached Provo city twenty mounted men were out in pursuit of the aggressors, with what success is not known. This is a brief detail of the events of the out-break, so far as information has reached us, up to the 26th instant at 4 o'clock P. M.
"JULY 27.—We stop the press to announce further news from the seat of Indian hostilities, which arrived per express at half past seven this morning, from Colonel Peter W. Conover. Col. Conover states that a scouting party sent out by him from Manti, under command of Lieut. Col. Jabez Nowlin, fell in with a company of twen-ty or thirty Indians, on the 22d instant, about ten miles east of the Pleasant creek settlement, who were address-ed by the interpreter of the party, and replied they were our enemies, and commenced firing; Col. Nowlin im-mediately charged upon them and killed six, the rest scattering and escaping; returned on the 24th with his company all safe. This completes the detail of acts and losses on either side up to date."
The Governor, BRIGHAM YOUNG, has issued a general order, imperatively ordering an abandonment of the smaller settlements, and a collection of the inhabitants and their cattle into the larger settlements, where the of-ficers are directed to drill the militia, erect forts, and con-struct corrals for the cattle and horses. In other respects the colony seems to move on prosperously and harmoni-ously. The business of mining, especially for iron, is on the increase, and several woollen manufactories have been constructed.
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